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California Primary 2022: Full Coverage

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Breaking down the Primary Election 07:40

CBS Los Angeles is your home for California Primary 2022 coverage! From the moment polls close at 8pm, we'll be with you with the latest results and analysis on CBS2, KCAL9 and streaming on CBS News Los Angeles.

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Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Ventura Counties District Attorney races

The races for District Attorney in several Southern California counties were decided with Tuesday's vote, as each of the leading vote-getters in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties' races earned at least 50%. 

In Orange County, the incumbent Todd Spitzer earned reelection with the vast majority of votes, earning 64% over his primary competitor in Pete Hardin, who had 19%.


In Riverside, Mike Hestrin's 53% earned him election to the seat, over both Lara Gressley and Burke E. Strunsky, who each had nearly the same voting totals. 


San Bernardino County's District Attorney saw one of the largest margins of victory, as Jason Anderson stormed to a 99.53% vote, outdoing write-in candidate Robert Conaway, who received just 426 votes overall. 


In Ventura County, Erik Nasarenko received 58% of the vote with 58,499 votes overall to his competitor, John Barrick's 42%. 

By KCAL-News Staff

Rollins, Calvert advance to Nov. general election for 41st Congressional District

(AP) - Republican Ken Calvert advances to November general election in California's 41st Congressional District. 

(AP) - Democrat Will Rollins advances to November general election in California's 41st Congressional District. 

Rep. Ken Calvert
UNITED STATES - APRIL 27: Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., leaves the House Republican Conference caucus meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Bill Clark
By KCAL-News Staff

Barnes, Bianco earn reelection as OC, Riverside Sheriffs; Incumbent Ventura County Sheriff unseated

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes was reelected to the post during the Primary Elections on Tuesday, as he ran unopposed. He was first elected to the position in 2018. 

In Riverside County, Sheriff Chad Bianco also earned reelection, topping his competitor in retired RCSD captain Michael Lujan by a 16% margin.


In Ventura County, the incumbent Sheriff Bill Ayub was seated by challenger Jim Fryhoff, who received 56% of the vote to Ayub's 44%. 

By KCAL-News Staff

Solis cruises to reelection for District 1; Tight battle expected for District 3 seat on Board of Supervisors

Current District 1 representative for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors cruised to reelection Tuesday, earning more than 70% of the vote on her way to what will be her third and final term. 


A different story in the election for the District 3 representative, as a tight battle between the three top contenders came to a close finish Tuesday. Senator Bob Hertzberg held a lead with 34% of the vote, followed by West Hollywood City Council member Lindsay Horvath (25%) and Senator Henry Stern (22%).

If the vote holds, Hertzberg will face off against Horvath in November.

By KCAL-News Staff

Thurmond, Long move on to Nov. election for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony K. Thurmond and Ainye E. Long move on to November's election to select the next Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California.

By KCAL-News Staff

Tight battle to take over Bass' spot in Congress

After Rep. Karen Bass opted to run for Los Angeles City Mayor instead of reelection for her spot Representative for the 37th Congressional District, a slew of challengers stepped forward to take her place. 

Leading the way heading after Tuesday's Primary Election is Senator Sydney Kamlager, who has 41.7% of the vote, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

Of the remaining six competitors on the ballot, just two stand to move forward to November's General Election -- Former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry and Culver City Mayor Daniel W. Lee.

Perry holds the slight lead with 18.5% of the vote, 1,085 more than Lee's 16.2%.

By KCAL-News Staff

Caruso's lead creeps up early Wednesday morning


Heading into Wednesday morning, Caruso's lead crept up a little - giving him a 5% advantage over his primary competitor in Rep. Karen Bass. 

By KCAL-News Staff

Villanueva, Luna expected to go to runoff election


Incumbent Sheriff Alex Villanueva and former Long Beach Police Department Chief Robert Luna projected to be the two candidates in the November runoff election for Los Angeles County Sheriff.

Click here for more.

By Matthew Rodriguez

Update: Los Angeles City Council race

Here are the latest vote tallies in the race for Los Angeles City Council:

By Josh DuBose

Bonta goes to November election

(AP) — Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta advances to November general election in California. 


Rep. Maxine advances to November election

(AP) -- Democrat Maxine Waters advances to the November general election in California's 43rd Congressional District.

Maxine Waters
Honoree Congresswoman Maxine Waters attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Charles Sykes
By Josh DuBose

Hertzberg leads with Horvath and Stern vying for second spot

Bob Hertzberg leads the race for Los Angeles County's vacant Board of Supervisors seat in District 3 with Lindsey Horvath and Henry Stern neck and neck for the second spot.   

Election Day: Interview with Lindsey Horvath 03:08

Hertzberg sits at about 36% of the vote shares with Horvath 10 points behind at 26%. Stern is just behind the former West Hollywood mayor with 23%. 

By Matthew Rodriguez

Judy Chu advances to November election

(AP) — Democrat Judy Chu advances to November general election in California's 28th Congressional District.


Democrat Ted Lieu goes to general election

(AP) — Democrat Ted Lieu advances to November general election in California's 36th Congressional District. 


Bass and Caruso advance to November mayoral runoff

(AP) -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen and billionaire developer Rick Caruso advance to November runoff for Los Angeles mayor. 

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LA Mayoral debate - during the COVID19 pandemic
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22, 2022 - - U.S. Rep. Karen Bass smiles at a point made by businessman Rick Caruso during a mayoral debate at Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus on March 22, 2022. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Genaro Molina
By KCAL-News Staff

"George Gascon, you're next" Villanueva comments on Boudin recall election

Sheriff Alex Villanueva referenced Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon after San Francisco voters recalled progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin. 

Sheriff Alex Villanueva calls George Gascon a 'failed district attorney' 00:57

"George Gascon, you're next," the Sheriff said. 

He later called Gascon a "failed district attorney."

By KCAL-News Staff

Kounalakis advances to general election

CBS News projections in statewide races:
Eleni Kounalakis advances to the general election for Lieutenant Governor against Angela E. Underwood Jacobs.


Shirley Weber advances to the general election for Secretary of State, where she'll face off against Rob Bernosky.

By KCAL-News Staff

Adam Schiff advances to November general election

Adam Schiff
FILE: Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., February 5, 2020.  Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

(AP) -- Democrat Adam Schiff, who represents California's 30th Congressional District, advances to the general election.   

By KCAL-News Staff

CBS News Projections: U.S. House

CBS News projections in House primaries:

CA 3: Kermit Jones (D) and Kevin Kiley (R) advance to general election 

CA 22: Rudy Salas advances to general election

CA 22: Connie Conway wins special election for the remainder of the term (Note: this is a special election for an old district, so it's not a top-two election like the others)  

CA 25: Raul Ruiz (D) advances to general election

CA 26: Julia Brownley (D) advances to general

CA 27: Christy Smith (D) and Mike Garcia (R) both advance to general


CA 40: Asif Mahmood (D) advances to general election against Young Kim (R).


CA 45: Jay Chen (D) and Michelle Steel (R) both advance to general


CA 49: Mike Levin (D) advances to general

For the full breakdown click here.

By Bj Dahl

Republican Brian Dahle advances in race for governor

(AP) -- Republican Brian Dahle advances to the November general election for governor of California against Gavin Newsom. 

By KCAL-News Staff

Villanueva, Luna lead in polls for LA County Sheriff race

(AP) — Incumbent Sheriff Alex Villanueva controls a slight lead over former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.


Villanueva currently controls 30% of the vote with Luna close behind with 28%. 

By KCAL-News Staff

Caruso, Bass leading in polls for LA Mayoral race

(AP) — Less than an hour after polls closed local billionaire Rick Caruso and Rep. Karen Bass are the top two candidates for the LA Mayoral race.  


Early data shows Caruso with a slight lead, controlling 40.6% of the vote. Bass is right behind with 38.2%. The third high-profile candidate Councilmember Kevin de Leon has only captured 7% of the vote. 

By KCAL-News Staff

Political analysts weigh in

Loyola Marymount University political science professor Fernando Guerra, law expert on elections Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson and USC political science professor Jennifer Cryer join us on our ongoing coverage of the 2022 Primary.  

Election Day: Political experts weigh in 06:18
By KCAL-News Staff

Alex Padilla advances to November election for U.S. Senate

(CBSLA/AP) — Democrat Alex Padilla advances to November general election for U.S. Senate in California for both the short-term and full-term elections. 

The short-term election will fulfill the term initially intended for current Vice President Kamala Harris, while the long would put Padilla in place for a six-year term at the end of the short-term.


Gov. Gavin Newsom advances to November election

(AP) — Democrat Gavin Newsom advances to November general election for governor in California.   

Newsom cruised to an easy primary victory. Early returns Tuesday showed the first-term Democrat with 59% of the votes to advance to a runoff in November. His likely opponent will be little-known Republican state Sen. Brian Dahle. He was a distant second with 18%. 

Newsom looked vulnerable last year after more than 1.7 million voters signed a petition to recall him from office. But he easily defeated that recall and now is an overwhelming favorite to win re-election. 


Polls are now closed

It's election night In California. The votes are in and we are live as the ballots are being counted.  

Election Day: The polls are closed 03:06
By Bj Dahl
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